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Author Stillwell, Paul L.

Title The Golden Thirteen [electronic resource] : Recollections of the First Black Naval Officers.

Imprint Annopolis : Naval Institute Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (484 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Importance of Inspiration; 2. Training the Golden Thirteen; 3. Living a Respectable Life; 4. Producing Something the World Wants to Buy; 5. The Golden Thirteen Plus One; 6. A Naval Officer Instead of a Flier; 7. Live and Let Live; 8. Run My Mouth and Boss Like Hell; 9. James Hair and the USS Mason; 10. Son of a Slave; 11. A More Democratic Navy Than the Nation It Serves; 12. Legacy of the Thirteen; Appendix A: Memorandum from Adlai Stevenson to Frank Knox; Appendix B: Life Magazine, April 24, 1944.
Appendix C: Black Personnel in Today's NavyIndex; Photo Credits; About the Editor.
Summary Foreword by Colin L. Powell. In January 1944 sixteen black enlisted men gathered at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois to begin a cram course that would turn them into the U.S. Navy's first African-American officers on active duty. The men believed they could set back the course of racial justice if they failed and banded together so all would succeed. Despite the demanding pace, all sixteen passed the course. Twelve were commissioned as ensigns and a thirteenth was made a warrant officer. Years later these pioneers came to be known as the Golden Thirteen, but at the outse.
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Subject United States. Navy -- African Americans.
United States. Navy -- Officers.
United States. Navy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Stillwell, Paul L. Golden Thirteen : Recollections of the First Black Naval Officers. Annopolis : Naval Institute Press, ©2013 9781591148401
ISBN 9781612511627 electronic bk.
1612511627 electronic bk.